Delicious African Chicken Peanut Soup with Rice & Roasted Green Beans!
Ah! It is fall and it is definitely soup weather! This is a delicious soup recipe that I have adapted to my tastes from a family friend. This lovely friend used to have us over during the holiday season and serve 2-3 soups along with salad for dinner. It was wonderful and it warmed us all up.
I love this combination of flavors, especially the tomato and the peanuts. It is delicious, filling and makes a very healthy meal. I hope you enjoy it with your friends and family very soon.
African Chicken Peanut Soup:
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks (I like to cook the raw chicken pieces with the onion and garlic, but you may add already cooked chicken as well)
1 cup chopped onions
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (I leave this out because it is often too spicy for my son)
6 cups of chicken broth (I use a gel boullion or boxed chicken broth)
1 six-ounce can tomato paste
1 fifteen ounce can chopped stewed tomatoes
1+ cup chunky peanut butter (Sometimes I even add more)
1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Add in the chicken. Cook until the onion and garlic are translucent and the chicken is cooked through.
2. Add the curry powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes (if using), chicken broth, tomato paste, stewed tomatoes and peanut butter. Heat the soup through but don't boil it. Taste for seasonings.
I like to serve this soup over rice in bowls and top with roasted vegetables. You may also serve it with a salad on the side.
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